Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

(Syn: Ageratina altissima var. altissima)
Snakeroot-Chocolate Leaf

Eupatorium rugosum ÔChocolateÕ

Photo Credit: Susan Martin

Eupatorium rugosum ÔChocolateÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'

(Syn: Ageratina altissima var. altissima)
Snakeroot-Chocolate Leaf

Versatile native snakeroot; grows in any amount of sunlight, requiring consistent moisture in full sun and tolerating dry shade. Grown mostly for its attractive dark green foliage tinted with chocolate purple; darkest color in sun. White flowers appear on deep purple stems late in the season. Introduced by: Mt. Cuba Center

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 3-5'
  • Spread: 2-3'
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Mid-Fall
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades, Purple Shades
  • Flower Color: White Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 3-5'
  • Spread: 2-3'
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: High Water Needs, Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Mid-Fall
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades, Purple Shades
  • Flower Color: White Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Consistent
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes